Dharmic reasons to take part in BAM: No. 1On Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 00:51
Buddhist Action Month, in June each year, is an opportunity for Buddhists of all traditions to take any action they wish for the benefit of others, especially actions to
- benefit the environment
- help us look at what we do with our money and
- care for others.
Lots of people feel passionately about these things. Why might Buddhists take action in this way? With regard to the first and second BAM themes Buddhism understands:
- that actions have consequences (karma)
- that ever-increasing material consumption (=greed/loba) does not bring ever-increasing happiness
- and that ignorance (moha) is wilful.